Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business in China
1. What role does the government of Vietnam play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is the central administrative body that oversees all investment...more
1. What role does the government of Thailand play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The Thai government regulates foreign direct investment by requiring foreign investors to obtain approval from...more
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Experience with the USPTO’s First Action Interview Program; “Patent Trolls” Beware – Congress Tackles Vexatious Patent Litigation; Evolving Data Protection Regimes in the Asia-Pacific Arena and Their...more
1. What role does the government of Taiwan play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
Three types of Taiwan government approval requirements may be relevant to direct foreign investment in...more
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1. What role does the government of Singapore play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
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Save for the restrictions discussed under Question 5, there is generally no...more
Did you know the proper way to hand your business card to a Chinese business owner or entrepreneur? Polsinelli is committed to assisting entrepreneurs to help them increase their business knowledge and succeed in the highly...more
As patent filings in South East Asia grow, patent enforcement activities will no doubt be on the rise in the region. We round up patent litigation and licensing in South East Asian countries reported in the past year or so....more
As the M&A markets in Asia continue to mature, U.S. and European multinationals involved in such markets are more frequently experiencing the clash in approaches to M&A risk allocation that Asia-based lawyers and financial...more
The nature and prospects of “virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have been keenly debated. In early December 2013, Chinese government authorities took the first steps towards defining and regulating virtual...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Singapore?
Prompted by concerns about climate change, fossil fuel depletion, and increasing urbanization, Singapore, a low-lying, densely...more
On January 9, 2014, congressional leaders for the key committees responsible for trade legislation introduced a bill to renew expedited procedures for obtaining passage of trade agreement implementing legislation. The United...more
Ediscovery is expanding in all directions at an incredible pace. According to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, the global ediscovery market will experience year-over-year growth of about 15 percent as it jumps from $1.7 billion in...more
1. What role does the government of Korea play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The Korean government takes an active, investor-friendly role in approving and regulating foreign direct investment....more
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China’s Personal Information Protection Law Proposal was submitted to the State Council in 2008, which was followed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s non-binding Internet...more
1. What role does the government of Japan play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
Generally speaking, foreigners can conduct business in Japan on an equal legal footing with Japanese citizens. The...more
Japanese Government Tightens Insider Trading Regulations. On June 12, 2013, the Japanese Diet passed an amendment to the Japanese Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, including enhancements of many insider trading...more
It’s been a hot year in the trade secrets field, with some huge verdicts and settlements, a renewed spotlight on cyberattacks, and an unusual flurry of trade secrets legislation. Trade Secrets Watch’s 2013 Year-in-Review...more
The new kids on the block in Macau in November were the Macao Gaming Show (sponsored by the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association) and the Macao Gaming Summit, both held contemporaneously at the Venetian. Speakers...more
Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to South Korea, Japan, and China during the first week of December was to have been about bilateral issues with each country, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) with South Korea and...more
1. What role does the government of Indonesia play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The existing Indonesian Investment Act is Law No. 25 of 2007 passed by the Indonesian House of Representatives...more
Latham & Watkins partner David Heller moderated a panel discussion at the November 5, 2013 “Maximizing Outcomes in Upcoming Asia Restructurings” industry summit co-hosted by Latham and the Asia Securities Industry & Financial...more
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